In early 2020, a highly contagious virus made its way around the world. In a matter of days the things that many people relied on for security were shown to be flimsy sources of hope. Authors from three of the worst–affected countries in Europe have united in this book to reflect on the only comfort we have in life and death – Jesus Christ. Each taking a different aspect of what this hope looks like, they answer the question, what can we believe and hope for in times like this?
When a storm such as this pandemic is raging, it is vital to drop the strong anchor of Christian hope into the bedrock of God’s Word, God’s promises and God’s proven faithfulness. This short book does exactly that. And when many false assumptions and apocalyptic theories swirl around, it is vital to be assured of what the Bible does (and doesn’t) teach about evil and suffering. This book does that too. Simple but solidly biblical, tackling tough issues in a very readable way – I strongly commend it.
Chris Wright, Langham Partnership and author of "The God I Don't Understand"
A trio of European experts in psychology, theology and apologetics offer a fascinating and thoroughly biblical response, not just to the current Covid crisis, but to every crisis. The authors confront the raw reality of suffering with a vibrant resurrection hope.
Jeremy McQuoid, Teaching Pastor, Deeside Christian Fellowship, Aberdeen, Scotland and Chair of Council, Keswick Ministries
This short book contains sustenance for a long journey – the journey of life! Prompted by the anxiety, fear and uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the authors have produced a gem of a book that succinctly deals with life’s big issues. The three authors helpfully bring different cultural perspectives and insights. The book holds together well because each one digs deep into the Bible for nuggets of truth from which to draw nourishment and hope. Those who have been following Jesus for a long time and those who are simply exploring the Christian faith will find encouragement and much to consider.
Elaine Duncan, Chief Executive, Scottish Bible Society
Living in such turbulent times, people are inevitably asking the question: ‘Where can I find hope and security in the midst of suffering and uncertainty?’ This book will help many as it provides satisfying answers and great comfort, rooted in the promises of God in Scripture.
Lindsay Brown, Former General Secretary of IFES and International Director, Lausanne Movement